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Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Storage Permit (ABCC)

A permit authorizing a wholesaler, a farmer-brewer, a farmer-winery, or a manufacturer to store alcoholic beverages it is authorized to produce, sell and deliver.
Once an application is submitted via our eLicensing system, the typical turnaround time is 4 – 6 weeks.

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

The Details of Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Storage Permit (ABCC)

What you need for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Storage Permit (ABCC)

To apply for a Storage permit pursuant to M.G.L. c. 138, § 20 you will need electronic copies of the documents listed below.

Required Documents for ALL new Storage permits:

In addition

    If entity applying is a business:

  • Vote of the Corporate Board or LLC is required authorizing any transaction you are applying for.
  • Business Structure Documents: Articles of Organization, Partnership Agreement, Bankruptcy Documents, Estate Documents, Trust Documents or Business Certificate, are required depending on your corporate structure.

Fees for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Storage Permit (ABCC)

Name Fee Unit
Storage Permit $2,000 each

How to apply Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Storage Permit (ABCC)

To apply for this license, please create an account on our eLicensing and ePermitting Portal.

Please review the information below:

Technical Requirements:

Below is the list of supported browser versions that provide the best user experience for the online application:

  • Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 10

  • Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 11

  • Firefox 29

  • Safari 6

  • Google Chrome 34

  • Opera 21

Although you may find that your current version also works, it may not support all functions.

To use the system you must first create a user name and password. User guides on this topic and other helpful information about the eLicensing and ePermitting Portal can be found here.

For technical assistance:
Please call the ePLACE Help Desk Team at (844) 733-7522 between the hours of 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday, with the exception of all Commonwealth and Federal observed holidays.

Next steps for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Storage Permit (ABCC)

Processing Time

Please allow 4-6 weeks for the application to be processed. If there is any information missing, a licensing staff member or investigator will reach out to you directly.

If you would like to check on the status of your application, please contact a licensing staff member.

More info for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Storage Permit (ABCC)

  • The Storage permit is a child permit, the "parent" license must be a licensed Wholesaler, Farmer Brewery, Farmer Distillery, or Farmer Winery.
  • A Wholesaler license permits the holder to store at the premise they choose. They do not need a Storage permit unless they wish to store are two locations.

Contact for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Storage Permit (ABCC)

Address
95 Fourth Street, Suite 3 , Chelsea, MA 02150-2358
Online
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